Jaclyn White Hughto

Dr. White Hughto Led Study that Found Association Between Negative Media Portrayals of Transgender People and Adverse Mental Health Outcomes

Coverage by PRWeb, November 23,2020

Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Epidemiology, Jaclyn White Hughto led a study that found that frequent exposure to negative depictions of transgender people in the media was significantly associated with clinical symptoms of depression, anxiety, global psychological distress, and post-traumatic stress disorder in this population.

Study is believed to be the first of its kind to explore the effects of exposure to negative transgender-related media across a range of platforms on transgender people.